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Great Bordeaux at its best – With age and fully mature

Following my recent trip to Bordeaux, I published a report on the 2019 vintage. I commented, “Last week I experienced Bordeaux at its absolute best: an exceptional selection of the 2019 vintage primeurs, the excitement and bustle of harvest time,...

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Bordeaux 2019 Revisited – Just in time!

I couldn’t quite believe my luck: a week in Bordeaux in the middle of September, the sun was shining, harvest in full flow, the doors were still open and the opportunity to taste almost every classified growth from the highly...

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Video | Taittinger Comtes de Champagne - A family story shaped by quality and finesse

Featuring Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, former President and honorary chairman of the eponymous Champagne Taittinger, this short film takes you inside this legendary family-owned Champagne house in Reims. Discover the philosophy behind each label, their historical cellars and Taittinger’s upcoming release, their...

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Travel Tips | Champagne

We continue our series of tips and recommendations for trips to wine regions with a flying visit to Reims, Epernay and the vineyards of Champagne, which lie to the north east of Paris. Champagne is the most exciting and seductive...

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Burgundy 2018 |First Thoughts

There are so many reasons why I love Burgundy. One of its most endearing qualities is the honesty of the growers in the Côte d’Or. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and will openly tell you about the stresses...

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